Link Between Child Care and Academic Achievement and Behavior – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers have found a link between child care and academic achievement. Dr. James Griffin at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development explains.
Griffin: Teens who were in high-quality child care settings before age 5 scored higher on measures of academic and cognitive achievement and reported fewer acting-out behaviors than peers who were in lower quality child care arrangements during their early years. Moreover, teens who logged more hours in child care in their first 4 1/2 years of life reported a greater tendency towards impulsiveness and risk-taking behaviors at age 15 than did peers that spent less time in child care.
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